Mo Department of Agriculture Announces FREE AgriStress Helpline

An AgriStress Helpline for Missouri producers is available through the Missouri Department of Agriculture.  The helpline is a free and confidential service available to Missouri producers and rural families seeking mental health support. Missouri’s Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said “Having a career in agriculture is not for the faint of heart. Unpredictable weather, market volatility, cost fluctuation, government regulations, […]

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Planting Progress

While much of the fieldwork ahead of planting was completed, some of the area farmers are falling behind due to rainfall.  Livingston County FSA Executive Director Raysha Tate says corn planting is running long. She says soybean planting is taking place. As the corn is past the normal cutoff of May 15th for planting, some farmers may be switching to […]

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Three Area Farmers Take Honors In Missouri For The National Corn Growers Association

Three area farmers earned top honors for the State of Missouri in the National Corn Growers Association 2021 contests. Aaron Landes of Jamesport placed 1st in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class, with a yield of 321.7999 per acre. Jim Schreiner of Chillicothe placed 3rd in the Conventional Non-Irrigated Class, with a yield of 282.1991 per acre. Kendal Littleton of Keytesville placed […]

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NRCS Program Application Deadline Dates

The USDA is recommending registration for their Natural Resources Conservation Service programs.  The program applications are available year-round, but many states – including Missouri – have upcoming ranking dates for the current funding cycle. Apply before the ranking date to be considered for EQIP and CSP funding in this cycle.  If you miss the ranking date, your application will automatically […]

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Producers: Watch For Army Worm

University of Missouri Extension encourages area producers to be looking for Fall Army Worm infestations.  Field Specialist in Agronomy, Valerie Tate says the Fall Army Worm has been causing problems across the midwest. Tate says identifying the Army Worms is important. While insecticides are most effective on the Fall Army Worms, not all insecticides will work.  Contact your local extension […]

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Benefits Of Warm Season Grasses

Area producers can learn the value of establishing native warm-season grasses for livestock grazing by attending a virtual program on February 18th, from 11 am to Noon.  The Missouri Department of Conservation, NRCS, and MFA are partnering for this 45-minute virtual program which will feature insights from experts on how native warm-season grasses can serve as valuable forage for livestock, […]

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CRP and Conservation Program Meetings

Landowner meetings to discuss CRP options and conservation programs will be held later this month in area counties.  The programs are presented by Pheasants Forever/ Quail Forever, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency. The programs are designed to provide landowners information on the many options of CRP and other conservation programs […]

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